Niagara Falls, NY Electro Chemical Plant Explosion, Mar 1916
NIAGARA FALLS PLANT WRECKED LAST NIGHT.
POLICE SAY EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY DYNAMITE.
By Associated Press.
Niagara Falls, N.Y., March 7. -- Fire, following several explosions, late tonight virtually destroyed the plant of the Niagara Electro-Chemical company, causing the death of one of the workmen, the injury of several others and property loss estimated at $250,000.
The first explosion was of great force, windows in nearly all buildings within the radius of a block being shattered. The subsequent explosions occurred after the firemen had turned water into the burning building and it believed to have been caused by chemical action. The police believe the first explosion was caused by dynamite.
Three weeks ago one of the walls of the Castnor Alkali company's plant was wrecked by an explosion and the police subsequently found several sticks of dynamite with fuses attached in other parts of the building. Both firs make bleaching powders.
Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1916-03-08